Interview between Charlton Heston and Ramón Menéndez Pidal (philologist, historian and the director of the Royal Spanish Academy) to get historical information for the film El Cid” (1963) where he has the role of Don Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, however, Heston didn’t want get enough information to develop his character in a proper manner.

This film has the same historical accuracy that Reign.


Films watched in 2015.

Film 71: Touch of Evil (a.k.a. Sed de mal) (Orson Welles, 1958)

Nota: 8/10

-Has estado leyendo las cartas del tarot, ¿verdad? Vamos, léeme mi futuro.
-No tienes futuro.
-¿Qué quieres decir?
-No te queda futuro. ¿Por qué no te vas a casa?

Hipnótica desde el famosísimo plano secuencia del inicio a la filosófica frase en penumbras de Marlene Dietrich que precede al fundido a negro del final.


To convince the Fox Studio that a Planet of the Apes film could be made, the producers shot a brief test scene from a Rod Serling draft of the script, using early versions of the ape makeup. Charlton Heston appeared as an early version of Taylor, Edward G. Robinson appeared as Zaius, while two then-unknown Fox contract actors, James Brolin and Linda Harrison, played Cornelius and Zira.

Planet of the Apes (1968)